Little Tokyo’s revered mochi ice cream shop Mikawaya, located in Los Angeles, has closed permanently after more than a century.
About the shop: Mikawaya, one of Little Tokyo’s oldest businesses located at 118 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, was opened in 1910 by Ryuzaburo Hashimoto, according to their website.
Just as violence was erupting on Capitol Hill with rioters storming the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, a large protest was also developing in Japan.
Pro-Trump Japanese: Chanting anti-Chinese Communist Party and anti-media slogans, groups of demonstrators were filmed marching in Tokyo in apparent support of outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump, Metro reports.
If you’re down to learn something cool and quick this early in the year, a multiplication “trick” attributed to the Japanese may be your best bet.
The graphic method, which makes use of sticks and dots, has gone viral on TikTok since user @mathswithmisschang posted it back in August.
Chef Hiroo Nagahara is the owner of Bao Hiroo in the Arts District of Downtown LA. His spot is known for offering unique dishes that mesh the best of both his Japanese and Taiwanese heritage.
He earned his first Michelin Star at the age of 24 as the CDC (Com de Chef) of Restaurant Charlie in 2010, which prompted a flood of offers from investors interested in starting a restaurant with him. He declined them all and instead went to Japan and decided to stag (work as an unpaid kitchen intern) at Narisawa (2 Michelin Star) and Kagurazaka Ishikawa (3 Michelin Star) to expand his culinary knowledge. Most recently, he was Executive Chef at the acclaimed Nomica in San Francisco before starting Bao Hiroo in 2019.
A breakfast radio show host in Melbourne, Australia had her mind blown after her co-host revealed to her how to properly control the flow of soy sauce when pouring from a Kikkoman bottle.
Jason Hawkins, the host of the breakfast radio show “Jase and PJ,” asked his co-host Polly “PJ” Harding why some soy sauce bottles have openings on both sides, according to a video posted by the show’s official TikTok account on August 12, according to Daily Mail.
A store selling Japanese-made cookware in Torrance, California received a note that threatened to bomb it if it does not return to Japan.
An employee, identified only as Hiro, discovered the typewritten note on the store’s front door on Monday and immediately informed his boss.
Professional Japanese wrestler and star of Netflix’s “Terrace House,” Hana Kimura, has died at the age of 22.
Kimura’s wrestling organization, Stardom Wrestling, confirmed the tragic news on Saturday, but no official details on the cause of ther death have been revealed, according to BBC.
Bellevue College VP Put on Leave After ‘Removing History’ on Mural for Japanese American Concentration Camps
Bellevue College, a public college in Washington state, has apologized for editing an art installation that commemorated the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
The display, titled “Never Again is Now,” features an 11-foot mural of two Japanese American children from a concentration camp in California, placed alongside a placard description.
A Japanese man is facing life imprisonment over the alleged murder of his girlfriend at an Airbnb property in San Jose, California.
Ryoichi Fuseya, 25, was arrested on Feb. 19, a day after his girlfriend, Yuiko Takaoka, 26, was found lifeless at the rental cottage on Mountain View Avenue in East Foothills, a neighborhood in San Jose, Calif.
A YouTuber from Japan is showcasing his food crafting skills by turning Japanese rice balls into edible works of art.
The Japanese dish, locally called onigiri, is made from steamed rice, often formed into balls (or other shapes) and is usually wrapped with nori (dried seaweed).
A 3-year-old skateboarder from Hokkaido, Japan is melting the hearts of social media users for his incredible skateboarding skills.
Rita Ishizuka showcases his talent on his Instagram account which has over 47,000 followers. The toddler comes from a family of skaters along with his two brothers, Yuta and Takuya, according to Daily Mail.
California is preparing to say sorry for its role in mistreating Japanese Americans during World War II.
On Thursday, lawmakers in the state will vote to pass a resolution issuing an official apology, which follows the 78th anniversary of the Japanese concentration — also known as the Day of Remembrance.